The Poultry Keeper. Volume I. From April, 1884, to April, 1885. PERIODICALS, P. H. Jacobs, POULTRY.
The Poultry Keeper. Volume I. From April, 1884, to April, 1885
The Poultry Keeper. Volume I. From April, 1884, to April, 1885
The Poultry Keeper. Volume I. From April, 1884, to April, 1885

The Poultry Keeper. Volume I. From April, 1884, to April, 1885

Chicago: W.V.R. Powis, [1885].

Hardcover. Very good. 9 x 12 inches, pp 208, [3], with illustrations, ads, index. Bound in original brown cloth with bright gilt vignette of a poultry barn on front board. Corners rubbed, small split at lower front joint, two previous owners' names on front endpapers; text clean. Very good or better. First volume (12 issues) of this popular periodical, which billed itself as "a journal for every one interested in making poultry pay." The first issue assures the reader of the journals bona fides: "the editor is P. H. Jacobs, of Hammonton, N. J., who is a breeder of thirty years' experience, and whose writings on agricultural topics have been more extensively circulated and read than those of any other contributor in the country, the number of papers with which he has been connected as editor and contributor reaching the number of 600,000 copies every month. He will also be assisted by some of the most eminent poultry breeders known, and every effort will be made to make the new enterprise a complete success." Filled with articles on breeds and breeding, coop and incubator construction, managing behavior problems and disease, storing and selling eggs, and reports of profitable poultry operations and the latest show results, the magazine was indeed a success, reaching a circulation of 100,000, and remaing in print through at least 1940.

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Price: $200.00

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